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Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:09 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/02/world/asi ... ?hpt=hp_t1

I remember some Moonies who lived around my hometown. Weird stuff.

And in the unlikely case you aren't really the Messiah, good luck in your wandering on, Mr. Moon!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:59 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/02/world/asia/south-korea-reverend-moon-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

I remember some Moonies who lived around my hometown. Weird stuff.

And in the unlikely case you aren't really the Messiah, good luck in your wandering on, Mr. Moon!
I always regarded Moon as a "karmic" payback to the West for the Western/Christian missionizing in the East. Well, Moon is dead. I won't miss him, though I do recall a very odd full page newspaper ad he took out once about relationships or some such thing and how when two people are really meant for each other they can tolerate the smell of each others' farts; however, he used far more euphemistic language. Now, that is a true Messiah.


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Re: Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:12 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Now, that is a true Messiah.

I do definitely remember reading the New Testament and thinking, "You know, this would be better with more fart jokes."

Like I said, there was a weird enclave of Moonies around my home town and they were quite obnoxious, even in matters unrelated to their religious beliefs. It was like a social club for really maladjusted white professor-types.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby daverupa » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:12 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Image


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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:50 am

Oh lord, my son works at burger king as a 17-year-old p/t burger flipper.
As for Moon - gone to hang out with Rajneesh, no doubt.
One only hopes for Moon and his followers he didn't die from a fart attack.
It wouldn't be good for the Messianic aura.
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Re: Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:54 am

daverupa wrote:Image


:rofl:

I was thinking that crown looked an awful lot like something a kindergarten class might have made, but now I see where he really got it from.
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Re: Reverend Moon is dead!

Postby Sutiro » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:12 am

He's the second Moonie to die in the last week:)
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